japanese designer kota nezu creates low riding electric motorcycle japanese designer kota nezu creates low riding electric motorcycle
jul 09, 2015

japanese designer kota nezu creates low riding electric motorcycle

japanese designer kota nezu creates low riding electric motorcycle 
all images courtesy of kazunobu yamada

 

 

 

 

 

in the heart of japan, skilled craftsmen are quietly working on low riding electric motorcycle named ‘zecoo’. assembled by hand, many parts of the bike are made from sculpted aluminum alloy block with an innovative frame layout that is centered around the electric components. in addition, the hub steering mechanism designed to accommodate the battery’s weight to maintain steering ability without changing the riders posture.

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the motorcycle reaches a top speed of 160 km/h

 

 

 

 

the power unit comes from zero motorcycles, provides a maximum torque of 144 Nm with smooth acceleration that is uninterrupted by any shifting gears. the ‘zecoo’ electric motorcycle was designed by kota nezu from znug design. the toyko native worked for toyota before starting the acclaimed design studio. unfortunately, the electric bike will be limited to only 49 units, which will be customized and decorated according to individual demand. 

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equipped with a lithium ion battery

 

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the battery has a range of 160 km

 

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it has a charging time of four hours

 

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the drivetrain involves a classic belt system

 

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the aluminum ‘zecoo’ weighs 280 kg

 

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  • So it´s all electric to be environment friendly. But then it´s sculpted out of aluminium alloy blocks… Which creates waste and aluminium is not the most environment friendly material… So it kinda goes against the whole “environment friendly bike” thing.

    The design is cool tho.

    what? says:
  • u’re right what?, they should have build it with recycled cardboard, bamboo sticks & organic glue.

    buzzoff says:
  • What!? No videos? Blasphemy!

    rjayn says:
  • only 49!! Come on, us short people need this. Build several thousand. I like the Zero but I am a few centimeters too short for their bikes.

    Lynn Ellsworth says:

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